Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: GoDawgs on October 27, 2004, 02:20:03 PM

Title: Best Values?
Post by: GoDawgs on October 27, 2004, 02:20:03 PM
I have a 3.1 and a 159/167 and am pretty sure I want to go to school in the south.  I am two years out of college and am going to have to finance law school entirely on my own.  I know that UGA is a great value (since I am a GA resident).  Does anyone have any other ideas?  I don't think I can afford all the loans necessary for a private school.
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: scc on October 27, 2004, 02:24:48 PM
Apply to schools where your numbers are very high in comparison to the medians and see if they'll offer scholarships.
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: Doubledown Trent on October 27, 2004, 02:42:54 PM
Wake is supposed to be the best value in the country.  They state this over and over and over . . .
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: grizzly on October 27, 2004, 02:45:23 PM
Nothing touches UGA and GSU for value if you are a Georgia resident.  But the advice about checking for scholarships is good.  Mercer gives a lot of money away.
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: Hertzy42 on October 27, 2004, 11:50:41 PM
you can apply for resident tuition at most state-funded schools after 12 months. so you'd only have to pay full tuition at any state school for one year and then you'd get the in-state. that might broaden your search somewhat.
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: buddha on October 28, 2004, 12:05:03 PM
If you live in Georgia, UGA and GSU can't be beat.  And the COL in Athens is pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: dimitr17 on November 03, 2004, 06:49:19 AM
UGA (obviously), GaState, UNC, UF, (many tell me U of Alabama is good for only those staying in Alabama), and perhaps FSU (for its proximity from Ga and their rising status in legal community).  :-\
Title: Re: Best Values?
Post by: GoDawgs on November 03, 2004, 09:17:28 AM
Thanks!  One more question...Do public schools give money?  For instance, my numbers are high for South Carolina but do they give scholarships in the same way that private schools (ie..Mercer) do?